“What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness? Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar.” Romans 3:3-4
The word nullify is not only fun to say but has a meaning I have never thought through before. To nullify something means to deprive of value or make of no use. There are many things that I nullify but Romans 3:3 is such an encouragement because it touches just one of the many characteristics of God that will never be nullified.
Will the lack of faith others strip any value from God’s faithfulness? Obviously not. But I’m sometimes the opposite. The lack of confidence others have on me will affect the amount of confidence I have myself. But oh how my face lit up when I read the next sentence…Not at all! Paul even threw in an exclamation point in there. Even though we are unfaithful, He is not. That makes me want to have faith in God even more. He remains faithful. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow no matter the amount of faith you or your neighbor has.
Still not catching on? When Paul was writing this he was referring to the Jews. Will the fact that some Jews sinned cause God to back out of his promises? God is always true to his word, and you can see that through the journey of the his people.
Even if we fall short of what He wants, His plan will succeed. God chose the Jews and they fell short but God didn’t. But what is even cooler is that this rescue plan of God’s faithfulness doesn’t just apply to the Jews but everyone who falls short.
As an almost 10 grader, Gracen is dropped smack dab in that list. So why not give God my 10th grade year? Why not give God your time in your work place, your conversations when you meet with friends, your next steps in life? There’s nothing to lose when he’s going to be faithful. And nothing nullifies God’s faithfulness.